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Choices

Oh Lord, let me claim
The gift You bless to me
One of a free will
In choosing what to be

I choose to be faithful
Of trust and not fear
I choose to be loving
Of everyone here

To be of the moment
Let Your joy surround
Compassionate, humble
Forgiveness abound

I choose to be holy
Often to pray
All that I receive
I choose to give away

I will fail these choices
I know this to be true
Let me be dependent
On the grace of You

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Creations Splendor

Path of mountains ascension
Stirring in still waters deep
Prayer of soul satiating
Dwelling in our Saviors keep

Surrounded in fragrance of silence
Lifted in a lofty breeze
Solitude found is conducive
A falling in a prayer of ease

Soothed in a field of grass swaying
Colors in soft petals sweet
The marvel of creations splendor
In way of our Lord to meet

Lost in the colors of sunrise
Drifting in horizons’ flow
Mystery found in Your Presence
Your wisdom to us You bestow

Two Views and One Hope

They seem a little strange
One in disarray
Just a lonely soul
One who’s lost their way

Can’t be around them
So mean and angry
Just a fearful person
In need of comfort be

They seem so cold
Keep something concealed
Just a wounded heart
That needs to be healed

They make the same mistakes
Source of such frustration
Just a broken human
In need of restoration

Outside and inside
Two views to see
For all of these things
Could be said about me

Two billion of the same
How can this world cope?
One Savior of the way
Of love, and peace and hope

Two Empty Chairs

Two empty chairs are waiting
With two souls to fill
One within the sharing
Of Spirit to fulfill

Two needing souls are waiting
A longing to relate
Way of God to share
Three to congregate

It has been prepared
Encounter here this day
Light of the reflecting
Ordained within the way

Will opportunity pass
Too busy to pursue
Focus our intention
For the seat awaits you

The Spirit Moved You

Something stirred within
You let the Spirit flow
It moved you to reach out
Offer of prayer, bestow

Moving of my heart
That you truly cared
Connection through our Lord
Of binding that we shared

To skip, it would be easy
But you knew what to do
You just didn’t say it
Committed, followed through

Gathered side by side
Words of such beauty
The Spirit flowed through you
And your prayer moved me

Your thoughtfulness remains
In this day anew
Filled with Spirits love
May it flow back to you

Day Today

It’s a joy filled day today
When I hear the Spirit say
Come walk with me to dwell and pray
It’s a joy filled day

It’s a blessed day today
To seek the gifts that God conveys
To receive and give away
It’s a blessed day

It’s a hopeful day today
To see the light within the way
To shine it in the dark and gray
It’s a hopeful day today

It’s a peaceful day today
The beautiful is on display
Faith within the Son relay
It’s a peaceful day

A Beautiful Life

Just a chance encounter
A woman cut my hair
But of greater value
Where words she had to share

From another country
A Mother and a wife
But those of her first words
“I have a beautiful life”

She offered her story
Of near death and of fear
Tragedy avoided
Power of her prayer

Simple of the daily
In sharing of the bread
Add water to the soup
An even more are fed

A lesson of perspective
When seen in God’s view
That we all can say
My life is beautiful too!